“I have no sympathy for Ricciardo”: Norris says teammate needs to ‘do a good job’

Daniel Ricciardo has been overly public about his struggles since moving to McLaren despite outperforming his teammate Lando Norris in the most recent race.

Norris, however, claims that he does not feel any sympathy for the Australian.

Ricciardo moved to McLaren from Renault for the 2021 season and has been struggling with trying to adjust to the new team. But, Norris says that switching teams is all a part of the Formula 1 experience.

“I don’t want to be mean but I don’t have sympathy,” Norris told RacingNews365 and selected members of the media.

“At the end of the day, it was his decision to come to McLaren. It is the decision of any driver to go to a different team and it is up to him to do a good job.

“It is as simple as that. It is up to him, it is not up to me to help him or up to me to make him feel better. It is his job.

“He will get there eventually but I don’t have sympathy for someone if they are struggling or if they are finding it tough. That is just the way it is in life sometimes and I am sure other drivers are having the same thing.”

Norris facing difficulty fighting alone on the track

McLaren started the season one step ahead of rivals Ferrari in the race for third in the constructors’ championship. However, due to Ricciardo still getting used to the team, the outfit could not perform with full intensity.

Norris said that it becomes difficult to fight alone on the grid and hopes that Ricciardo joins him as soon as possible.

“We are still early days. We know he is going to get there eventually so we will still be able to fight strongly,” Norris added.

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